Monthly Archives: March 2016

Fiber Upgrade Consulting Program Offered Through the NH School Connectivity Initiative Partnership with EducationSuperHighway

The newly formed New Hampshire School Connectivity Initiative (NHSCI) represents collaboration between New Hampshire Department of Education, the New Hampshire Department of Information Technology, the New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development, and the University of New Hampshire with … Continue reading

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Moving from Compliance to Agency: What Teachers Need to Make Professional Learning Work

Learning Forward and the National Commission on Teaching & America’s Future (NCTAF)  released a joint white paper that offers specific strategies to improve educator agency based on research and conversations with teachers and principals from around the country.  The paper … Continue reading

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What Will Digital Portfolios Mean for College-Bound Students?

by Holly Korbey on MindShift, March22, 2016 at http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2016/03/22/what-will-digital-portfolios-mean-for-college-bound-students/ Sometime during the first few weeks of school at Montgomery Bell Academy, an independent, all-boys college preparatory school in Nashville, Tennessee, college counselor Ginny Maddux gathers all the ninth-graders in the … Continue reading

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Is blended learning really “the best of both worlds”?

You’ve likely heard the declaration that blended learning combines the best of online learning and face-to-face instruction, or simply, is “the best of both worlds.” A quick Google search of the phrase pulls up numerous examples, including “[b]lended learning programs … Continue reading

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President Obama Announces ConnectALL Initiative

Delivering on the Promise of Broadband & Access to Technology for All Americans  https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/03/09/fact-sheet-president-obama-announces-connectall-initiative Connectivity is a path to greater opportunity. In today’s world, broadband and fluency with technology fuel economic growth, provide access to the world’s knowledge, promote skill … Continue reading

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It’s not always about technology integration.

A little ed tech giggle for Wednesday. Enjoy. Sure, going paperless is awesome.  But there’s one thing your tablet can’t replace. Check out this hilarious French ad for Le Trefle, and remember, not everything can be improved with technology.   … Continue reading

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A 2016 Look at the Future of Online Learning

Great resource with loads of information from TeachOnline in Canada! Advancing Technology and Online Learning – An Ideal Match for the Future In this two-part consideration of the future of online learning, we look at the patterns and trends which … Continue reading

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Governor Hassan Announces Partnership to Enhance High-Speed Broadband in New Hampshire Schools

CONCORD – As part of her efforts to ensure a strong K-12 public school system that helps students develop the skills and innovative thinking needed for success in the 21st century, Governor Maggie Hassan and New Hampshire Department of Education … Continue reading

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#GoOpen New Hampshire Open Education Week March 7-11

Open Education Week’s goal is to raise awareness about free and open educational opportunities that exist for everyone, everywhere, right now.  http://www.openeducationweek.org/ Open Education Week is coordinated by the The Open Education Consortium, an association of hundreds of institutions and organizations … Continue reading

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13 States Kick Off #GoOpen Education Resources Initiatives

The U.S. Education Department is helping lead the charge at the state and district level to shift to openly licensed educational resources. MARIN COUNTY, Calif. — State leaders across the country are sending the message that they will support schools … Continue reading

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